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California sheriff's deputy is killed in traffic stop by violent criminal who was FREED on bail – Daily Mail

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A California sheriff’s deputy has been killed by a criminal with a violent past who was released on bail after kidnapping and assault.
Isaiah Cordero, 32, had pulled over a pickup truck just before 2pm on Thursday in Jurupa Valley in Riverside County when the driver of the vehicle, later identified as William Shae McKay, 44, pulled out a gun and shot him, authorities said.
A witness called 911 and residents tried to assist Cordero until paramedics arrived, but he was pronounced dead at hospital. A ‘massive manhunt’ began for the suspect.
After a freeway pursuit through San Bernadino County and Riverside County the chase came to a violent end when McKay crashed his vehicle and he fired multiple shots at police, deputies returning fire, striking the 44-year-old.
Cordero’s department has blamed the judge who released McKady after his third strike for the tragedy, saying she had ‘not done her job’ to keep him behind bars.
California sheriff’s deputy, Isaiah Cordeo, 32, has been killed by a violent criminal, who was freed in 2021 – the deputies department blaming the judge who released his killer on bail
William Shae McKay, 44, of San Bernardino County, had a long and violent criminal history stretching back to before 2000 that included kidnapping, robbery and multiple arrests for assault with a deadly weapon
McKay was treated and transported to hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said that the ‘terrible tragedy’ could have been avoided had he been kept behind bars and not released on bail.
‘This terrible tragedy should have been prevented by the legal system, McKay has an extensive and violent past, and was convicted of his third strike in Nov 2021,’ said Bianco.
‘That case involved kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. Instead of sentencing him to 25 years to life which should have happened.
Bianco explained that the judge, who he chose not to name, had lowered McKay’s bail allowing him to be released.
‘He was again arrested for failing to appear at his sentencing and additional criminal charges,’ he continued at the press conference with media on Thursday evening.
A witness called 911 and residents tried to assist Cordero until paramedics arrived, but he was pronounced dead at hospital. A ‘massive manhunt’ began for the suspect William Shae McKay
After a freeway pursuit through San Bernadino County and Riverside County the chase came to a violent end when McKay crashed his vehicle and he fired multiple shots at police, deputies returning fire, striking 44-year-old McKay
‘That same judge released him again. We would not be here today if the judge had done her job.’
News footage shot by ABC 7 shows dozens of California Highway Patrol and Sheriff’s Department vehicles, including an armored SWAT vehicle, chasing McKay’s truck.
On the 15 Freeway in Norco, the truck finally became disabled, losing an axle, and crashed, Bianco said.
‘At the conclusion of the pursuit, the suspect fired rounds at deputies’ with a handgun and they shot back, killing him, Bianco said.
William Shae McKay of San Bernardino County, had a long and violent criminal history stretching back to before 2000 that included kidnapping, robbery and multiple arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, including a 2021 police chase in which a California Highway Patrol dog was stabbed, allegedly by an accomplice of McKay, the sheriff said.
According to Bianco, McKay had been convicted of a ‘third strike’ offense last year that should have put him in state prison for 25 years to life, but a San Bernardino County judge lowered his bail.
Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said that the ‘terrible tragedy’ could have been avoided had he been kept behind bars and not released on bail
San Bernardino County Superior Court documents show that the judge in McKay’s case was Cara D. Hutson (pictured)
Cordero was a motorcycle officer assigned to Jurupa Valley, a city that contracts with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for policing services.
The 32-year-old officer joined the 4,000-member strong department as a corrections deputy, worked in local jails, became a sworn deputy in 2018 and completed motor school to become a motorcycle deputy in September, Bianco said.
Cordero ‘learned from his mother the value of serving and helping others’ and his goal at the department was always to become a motor deputy, Bianco said.
‘He was naturally drawn to law enforcement and certainly embodied our motto of service above self,’ Bianco said.
‘He was a jokester around the station and all of our deputies considered him their little brother.’
Several hours after the shooting, dozens of motorcycle officers and patrol cars escorted a hearse transporting the deputy’s flag-draped casket from the hospital to the county coroner’s office.
Cordero was a motorcycle officer assigned to Jurupa Valley, a city that contracts with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for policing services
The 32-year-old officer joined the 4,000-member strong department as a corrections deputy, worked in local jails, became a sworn deputy in 2018 and completed motor school to become a motorcycle deputy in September
San Bernardino County Superior Court documents show that the judge in McKay’s case was Cara D. Hutson, according to NBC Palm Springs.
Hutson worked out of the Rancho Cucamonga branch and was re-elected to the bench in June and has been a judicial officer since 2007.
People shocked by the events of Thursday, have lashed out at the Judge saying that the region ‘needs better representation.’
One Facebook user wrote: ‘Dishonorable they must have meant because there is nothing honorable about an overpaid, useless judge. Drag her off the bench and let her clean the court toilets.’
Another, posting a picture of Hutson, wrote: ‘This evil Judge, Cara Hutson let the killer of Deputy Cordero bail out on a 3 strikes case, not once, but twice! His death lies solely on this d****** hands!’
Many mourning the 32-year-old officer, posted their condolences on the police Facebook post saying that he ‘didn’t deserve to die’ calling for the Huston’s resignation. 
 One user wrote: ‘The judge should be put behind bars. There is blood on her hands! My condolences to deputy’s family and may he rest in peace!’
Another wrote: ‘Absolutely heartbreaking. Shame on the judge. If she’s elected, get her out. If she’s appointed, fire her!’ 
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